ATHENS – Missouri coach Barry Odom says he knows his team is challenging in some areas, but not to the extent that they became Saturday night.
"[Georgia] is much closer and personal," Odom said. "I know they are good, but I think they are less than capable of getting national credit. Georgia is as good and solid as a team that I've fought for so long."
The No. 6-ranked Bulldog beat the Tigers 27-0 on Saturday night – the first time Missouri would close dating back to a 34-0 loss to the Bulldogs in 2014.
Odom explains the decision not to play Kelly Bryant, who was named a captain of the game but didn't take a snap at Georgia after suffering a "hamstring injury in an Oct. 26 loss to Kentucky.
"Kelly's a great kid and a huge competitor, (and) she wants to play and feel like she can," said Odom, who was expected Wednesday. Bryant will be in the lineup against the Bulldog. "But the percentage of being able to run and work and do the things you need in that position – I didn't know it was wise to get him out there."
Missouri backup Taylor Powell was 10-of-22 passing for 84 yards with an interception, shot twice by Georgia defense.
"I thought we had a lot of good things," Powell said, "but it seemed like every time we got a trip something happened."
Interestingly, Georgia's safety Richard LeCounte had a 71-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter that fell short of what little momentum could be in Missouri.
This was Georgia's sixth straight win over the Tigers. , the Bulldog leads the series 8-1.
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